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Present and future trends: analytical strategies and problems

Gilberto Artioli

in Scientific Methods and Cultural Heritage

Published in print July 2010 | ISBN: 9780199548262
Published online September 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191723308 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199548262.003.0004
Present and future trends: analytical strategies and problems

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Present trends in the analytical characterization of cultural heritage materials are briefly reviewed, including the use of microbeams, portable instrumentation, non-invasive investigations, and standardization of the results. Some of the persisting problems and pitfalls are discussed in the general frame of cultural heritage investigations. Digital databases and virtual reality are a growing area that ought to make life easier for cultural heritage management and research, provided that academic curricula keep up with the pace of current developments.

Keywords: cultural heritage research; microbeams; databases; non-invasive investigations; portable instrumentation; academic curricula; virtual reality

Chapter.  1531 words. 

Subjects: History of Science and Technology

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